Sustainability Assessment and Management
The purpose of the division's research is to understand and support decisions that lead to the sustainable development of society. The division offers stakeholders at various levels of society knowledge of different sustainability assessment methods and means of control.
The division develops and applies assessment methods and analyse the effects of decisions from a social and environmental perspective.
The research covers areas such as renewable energy, urban planning, construction and management, information and communications technology, new materials and technologies, circular economics, energy policy and planning, transport and infrastructure planning, land and water management and future scenarios.
The areas of expertise include life-cycle assessment (LCA), quantitative spatial assessment and modelling, environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), environmental justice, sustainability assessment tools for buildings and the built environment, and environmental labelling declarations.
The division collaborates with private and public-sector stakeholders at all levels, both as research partners and as end-users of research and education.
Teaching of assessment methods and social planning takes place at first, second and third-cycle levels.